Writers, are you using Twitter hashtags for engagement?

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I found this article on WordPress. Very interesting as a writer.

https://wp.me/p6z7G9-2WQ

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

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7 Fun Manifestation Games

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Have you ever played the Manifestation Game?

I found this today and I wanted to share with my readers.

Every Monday on my Instagram account I feature Manifestation Monday’s.

I was so excited to find this game, I just had to share it with all of you.

This game is brought to you by Modern Day Manifestation.

Click this link 👀👇👇👇👇👇

Click this link to read the article.

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Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Three Ways To Making Winning Connections

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Your business is built on networking and connecting with the right people.

Network marketing events are a great way to connect with other like minded people. However just handing out a business card and hoping to get results is not going to get you very far.

First

One must decide what it is they want to achieve from meeting new people. For example, if you are in a health and wellness company and are looking for new people to join your organization, then it would benefit you to go to meetings about nutrition and fitness.

Second

Developing personal relationships is the greatest key factor to making a winning connection.

Recently I read an article by Martin Zwillining titled 5 Stratagies For Making Winning Business Connections he states, “Learn to work with people and build strong relationships “.

Building relationships helps others to trust in you. Trust in your belief system and your company.

Third

1. Write down your goals.

2. A great source I’ve used is the website meetup .com. Just plug in your area and what your interested in and a whole list of meetings will come up.

3. Be open minded. Connections can come from anywhere if you are looking in the right places.

I’ve found being friendly to others, showing caring, being concerned about another person helps make that connection work.

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Five Tips When Choosing A Home Heath Care Provider

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Choosing a home health care agency for your loved one can be overwhelming. Shopping for one there are certain factors I recommend as a health care professional. You want your loved ones to feel safe and cared for in your absence.

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What is home health care? Home health care is started when some one is no longer able to care for themselves in their own home due to recent falling or failing health issues.
The term home care is used to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, whereas the term home health care, refers to care that is provided by licensed personnel.

Licensed personnel consist of nurses, LPN’s (Licensed Practical Nurse), Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist.

1. Talk to the doctors and case managers to find out what your loved one’s insurance will cover. Most agencies accept Medicare and Private Pay, some accept Medicaid.

2. Call at least three home health companies and do a comparison of services and how friendly they were to you on the phone. (I am a big believer in phone edicate and how a person treats me from a company is how they will treat my loved one).

3. Research the Medicare site for their input. Medicare holds the standards for all home care companies and they must adhere to them or face penalties and fines for not abiding by the rules.

4. Types of Services They Offer Not all agencies are the same. Some offer skilled nursing care, certified nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy and respiratory therapy. While other agencies might offer specialized care such as

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Argus Home Health Care in Denver, Pueblo, Canyon City, La Junta (Ark Valley) in Colorado.

For example they offer the following services:

  • Medical Services
  • Brain Injury Services
  • Non Medical Services
  • Electronic Monitoring

Okay I am a little bias about Argus Home Health because I recently accepted a job with them as their Quality Assurance Manger.

I would encourage you to choose the company that is the right fit for you and your loved one.

5. Interview the top three sites that you liked from the phone calls. A great resource AgingInPlace provides questions to ask:

Do they do a guaranteed background checks for in-home care candidates they employed?

What level of training and experience do their caregivers offer?

Medical training and licensed candidates if you require medically qualified assistance?

Availability of caregiver staff (days of the week, holiday coverage, backup staff if needed, live-in services if needed)?

Do they take your or your loved ones insurance?

The AARP has an amazing questionnaire to use as a tool when asking questions.

I suggest using the PDF version which I have here for you to download AARP Caregiving Checklist Download.

Facing the decision to have a stranger come into your home to help care for your loved one can be a scary thought. By providing a resource of information my hope is to help make this decision a little easier.

I am a licensed and Certified respiratory therapist here in Denver, CO. I have over twenty-six years experience.

Should you have questions please reach out to me by email at connectwithalicia@gmail.com or leave a comment and I will reply back to you.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera, CRT, LRT

Good News It’s February 2019

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Good News, It’s February 2019

Wowza where did January go? I promised myself that I would commit to writing more this year.

One article in January is not going to get it done. Excuses! Yes I have plenty of those.

■ I just got a new job and I’m too busy settling in my new role as their Quality Assurance Manager.

■ I’m too busy helping my husband out after he got home from rehabilitation with his knee replacement surgery.

■ I forgot

■ Didn’t feel like it

Okay these are just a few I’ve come up with. There really is no good excuse.

I found this great article by

Heidi Cohen titled; 13 Tips To Find Time To Blog. A few great points she makes are

  1. Break blogging tasks into smaller chunks. …
  2. Collect blog post ideas. …
  3. Outline your blog article in advance. …
  4. Use a blog post framework. …
  5. Set a date to blog. …
  6. Develop a writing habit. …
  7. Start writing where the energy is. …
  8. Wait for the passion to write.

I make this pledge to you my readers. I promise to do better. No more excuses!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Hello January, Goodbye 2018

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Happy New Year Everyone!

As 2018 is now over, my wish for you is to have courage, hope and faith to overcome any obsticals that may come your way.

Find joy in the everyday things not just the happy moments.

Have peace with yourself and with life. Without peace there’s no happiness. Without happiness no joy, without joy there is only sadness and hate.

This year in 2019 show love, be happy, love and care about your fellow man.

Resolutions are fine to have; however according to an article I found in Very Well Mind only 9% of people keep their resolutions.

Do you have any resolutions for this new year?

Happy New Year.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

I Have A Few Questions For You

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Hello Dear Readers

I have a few questions for you. With 2018 almost at an end I decided to ask my readers a few questions.

Please do leave a comment because I really would like to know your thoughts.

1. Which article(s) did you like the most and why?

2. What type of subjects are you interested in reading more about?

3. A lot of blog site now have pop up adds. Do you have adds on your blog site? Does it bother the person reading your post?

4. Have you ever been a guest blogger, or had someone be a guest writer on your site?

5. Are you a blogger? What do you write about?

I hope you will participate in my questions. (This could end up in a blog round up post). Be sure to add your comments below. If you would rather email me, you can send it to connectwithalicia@gmail.com.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs

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Music is good for the soul. Bringing joy, sadness, laughter, healing and more.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. In my article titled My Top 5 Christmas Gifts is even more evidence how gifts bring joy to someone’s life.

There are so many songs to choose from. However these are my all time favorites.

10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know”.

Not everyone has a white Christmas. If you live in an even tempered climate sunshine may be all one experiences. How do you get along without a snowy holiday? There is nothing better than a Colorado confiti holiday.

The movie White Christmas starring Bing Crosby also is a classic.

9. Silent Night by Elvis Presley

The king of rock and roll and his sexy soulful voice makes any women’s heart joyful during the season.

8. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

This video, click the link above ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️ is too cute.
Did you know: Hippos live in loose groups of ten to thirty individuals, that may swell to hundreds depending on the season? Look it up on Animal Facts Encyclopedia along with other animal facts.

7. Little Drummer Boy

This particular version is done by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. The twist is they mention peace on earth which is the biggest wish most people have for the holidays.

6. Hark The Herald Angles Sing

One of the most important praise and worship songs for the holy season.

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled.”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem

Christ born in the promised city of Bethlehem.

5. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

One of my most fondest memories growing up was decorating the Christmas tree with my parents and siging this song while we were going around the tree.

4. Hey Moon

Written by one of my favorite Christian music artists Sidewalk Prophets puts a new twist with its version of the star telling it’s story to the moon about birth of Jesus Christ.

3. Baby It’s Cold Outside

I just had to put this as number three. Whenever I hear it I want to light a fire, mix a cocktail and snuggle with my husband.

2. Please Come Home For Christmas

This one has a very special meaning for me. As a mother of a retired United States Army Veteran the words really brought on a new meaning when was in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Please come home for Christmas
Please come home for Christmas
If not for Christmas, by New Year’s night
Friends and relations send salutations
Sure as the stars shine above
But this is Christmas, yes, Christmas my dear
The time of year to be with the ones you love

Words cannot express what it feels like having someone you love fighting in a war so far from home. We are blessed that our son came home without any bodily injuries. On the downside PTSD is real and I watch him son struggle with the symptoms each and every day.

To those parents, siblings, wives, husband’s, children and family and friends of loved ones who were not so fortunate to return home, I send my love and support to you especially this time of year.

Okay, okay enough of the mushy stuff. Now back to my countdown.

My number one favorite song is……………………

Mary Did You Know

Written in 1984 by Mark Lowry. The song asks the questions to the Mary the birth mother of Jesus Christ,

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect lamb?
That sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am
Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?

As women and a mothers we sense what are children may become when they are grown. We dream of the success we want them to become.

In my eyes Mary knew that her son was special. The promised messiah to the Jewish people who would become the Savior to the world.

Christmas such a special time of year. For most it can bring stress, heartache, depression and for others it brings joy, happiness, love and peace.

From our house to yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera